My plans and outlook on my future have changed. Initially I wanted to specialise in Cyber Security but now I feel like I should keep my options open and pursue a degree in Computer Science since I like programming and problem solving. Computer Science degree also makes me more employable and open to more careers rather than a Computer security degree or any other specialised degree.
I looked at computer science degrees in several universities and the requirements vary but all of them require A Level mathematics/Further Maths or have done sufficient amount of maths modules in the Access to HE course. I am looking into doing a 1 year Access to HE computing diploma in September. But the problem is I don't feel the amount of maths covered will be enough. I have enquired many of the local colleges and most I have seen is like a few modules which have elements of mathematics including algorithms and statistics related to Computing. I doubt this is enough.. Would have been good if there was an Access course that is entirely based on Maths, but unfortunately doesn't exist and they only offer GCSE maths which I have got a C in already.
So I need help on what to do. I am very eager and a fast learner. Main reason I got a C in GCSE maths because I was immature and messed about back then. If I revised and put the effort I would have easily got an A*. But now I am older (21) and mature, and want to get graduated. So does anyone have any ideas on what someone in my position should do? I have one idea, I don't know if its a good one. I looked at Oxford Distance learning fast track a levels which can be done in 1 year. So I was thinking of taking A level maths along with the Access to HE. Would that be possible? Or will the workload just be too much? I have forgotten most stuff from GCSE maths though, I remember few topics like trigonometry and algebra. What if I just did my Access to HE and retook my GCSE maths and aim for A* along with the Access course, not sure if this will be enough for university though. Quite stuck here as you can see..
Really need some help here.. I am stuck on what to do